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hi im new to linux and have decided to go solely to linux and android I think this forum will be a big help I think im oing to go ...
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- 04-03-2013 #1
- Join Date
- Apr 2013
hi im new
- 04-04-2013 #2
This forum will be good, there's a lot of smart people here, but if you end up going with a *buntu distribution, also sign up on ubuntuforums.org, or if you end up going with Linux Mint, sign up on the Mint forums. Sometimes specified help is a bit better.
I would recommend Linux Mint over Ubuntu if you're brand new. Not many major reasons in particular, but Mint comes pre-packed with a lot of proprietary codecs and such, so more proprietary media works out of the box, and I think the UI is a bit more intuitive (especially if you're coming from Windows) than Unity in Ubuntu.
Best of luck.
- 04-04-2013 #3
Howdy and Welcome! Glad to have you aboard!
Ubuntu is a fine choice for a new Linux convert. Easy enough to use, and you can still dig in to the system when you need to.
As mentioned above, Mint includes quite a few little extras, but even with the *buntu family, those are simple to grab.
Make yourself at home, and start a thread if you have any issues.
- 04-04-2013 #4
Glad to have you join us. Hope you enjoy your time here.Registered Linux user #526930
- 04-04-2013 #5
Hello there, welcome to the forums.Linux user #126863 - see http://linuxcounter.net/
- 04-04-2013 #6
- Join Date
- Aug 2007
I agree with some of the others here - Mint which is ubuntu based is great. I also like the Lubuntu and Xubuntu versions, both of which I find much easier to use than unity (which I do NOT like). As an example, I installed mint on an old Asus laptop that came with Vista when it was new. I had tried XP and Win7 on it and ALL had driver issues. Install mint and EVERYTHING worked immediately - no problems. Only thing my daughter didn't like about mint when I gave it to her was that itunes did not work...
Have fun with linux and try a few different distros.